Improve Your Grazing Operation, Attend the Ohio Grazing Expo

July 31, 2008

KENSINGTON, Ohio -- Fine-tune your current grazing system while learning more about future production and management practices at an Ohio Grazing Expo being held Aug. 19 at Shamrock Vale Farms in Carroll County.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Registration fee is $10 and includes lunch and event materials. The deadline to register is Aug. 12.

The Ohio Grazing Expo is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Forage and Grasslands Council, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, and North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. Topics include extending the grazing season, water system management, the future of grazing, new forage species and varieties, understanding animal behavior and fine-tuning your grazing system.

Featured speakers include Jim Gerrish, a managed grazing consultant from Idaho; Beth Burritt, a livestock psychology specialist from Utah State University; and Marc Sulc, an OSU Extension forage specialist. The event also includes a wagon tour of a grazing operation.

For more information or to register, contact the OSU Extension office in Carroll County at (330) 627-4310 or e-mail Mike Hogan at hogan.1@osu.edu.

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Mike Hogan